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Nash County's coronavirus death toll reaches 36

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NASHVILLE -— For the fourth week in a row, Nash County saw multiple coronavirus deaths, bringing the overall total to three dozen people who contracted COVID-19 and lost their lives.

A man in his early 80s died Sept. 5.

A man in his early 60s died Sept. 6.  

A woman in her late 80s died Sept. 8.

A woman in her early 90s died Sept. 9.

A man in his late 50s died Sept. 9.

A woman in her early 70s died Sept. 12.

All six patients had other health problems, according to the Nash County Health Department. Decedents weren’t further identified in order to protect their families’ privacy. 

The total number of reported cases of COVID-19 in Nash County had risen to 1,965 as of Monday afternoon. More cases were expected by midweek.

Reported case numbers remained at a even rate of increase for March, April and May, but began to climb steadily in June and July. Charted cases look like a roller coaster after that with ups and downs in the number of reported cases in August and September, according to data provided by the Nash County Health Department.

The current total includes 72 new cases over the weekend — 37 on Saturday and 20 each on Sunday and Monday. 

The 1,965 total includes 1,191 recovered patients, 724 people who are isolated at home, 14 people hospitalized and 36 deaths, according to information provided by Nash County Deputy Health Director Trey Wright.

Statewide, public health officials reported more than 1,100 coronavirus cases Sunday.

At least 184,936 people in North Carolina have tested positive for the coronavirus since March. At least 3,052 have died, according to numbers provided by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

For more information about local testing services, call the Nash County Health Department COVID-19 Hotline at 252-462-2079.

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